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9781612009124

Widowmaker

Living and Dying with the Corsair Author: Hillier-Graves, Tim Code: 59748 Price: AU $54.95 Format: Hardback / 214 pages Publisher: CASEMATE BOOKS Published date: 13/11/2020 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days

"Despite everything I felt very lucky to have flown Corsairs, they were the best you know even though it took me sometime to realise this when so many friends died flying them." (Colin Facer, Corsair pilot, HMS Illustrious) The Vought-Sikorsky Corsair was one of the most potent fighters of the Second World War. It was also one of the most ......

9780700629800

Taking Flight

The Nadine Ramsey Story Author: Ramsey, Raquel Code: 59993 Price: AU $42.00 Format: Hardback / 320 pages Publisher: UNIVERSITY PRESS OF KANSAS Published date: 30/09/2020 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days

In October 1944 Nadine Ramsey was thirty-three and she was flying the cutting-edge P-51 Mustang to New Jersey, its last stop before heading to the war in Europe. The irrepressible young woman from Wichita had long been determined to fly and the gathering storm clouds of World War II had provided an unexpected opportunity. Taking Flight is the ......

9781911621942

Halton Boys: True Tales from Pilots and Ground Crew Proud to be called

'Trenchard Brats' Author: Feast, Sean Code: 59996 Price: AU $69.99 Format: Hardback / 192 pages Publisher: GRUB STREET Published date: 30/09/2020 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days

The RAF Halton Apprenticeship Scheme has a deserved reputation for excellence. The brainchild of MRAF Hugh Trenchard, the founder of the Royal Air Force, it took the traditional idea of an apprenticeship and interpreted it in a novel way. It allowed teenage boys from any social background or geography to learn a technical trade that would equip ......

9781472840752

Vickers Wellington Units of Bomber Command

Author: Napier, Michael Code: 59328 Price: AU $32.99 Format: Paperback / 96 pages Publisher: OSPREY Published date: 23/09/2020 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days

The Vickers Wellington was one of very few aircraft types to have been in production and frontline service throughout World War II, and more than 10,000 Wellingtons were built in the period. They took part in the first RAF bombing mission of the conflict when, on 4 September 1939, 14 examples from Nos 9 and 149 Sqns undertook a daring daylight ......

9781838950699

Spitfire

The Biography Author: Glancey, Jonathon Code: 59323 Price: AU $22.99 Format: Paperback / 288 pages Publisher: ATLANTIS BOOKS Published date: 15/09/2020 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days

It is difficult to overestimate the excitement that accompanied the birth of the Spitfire. An aircraft imbued with balletic grace and extraordinary versatility, it was powered by a piston engine and a propeller, yet came tantalisingly close to breaking the sound barrier. First flown in 1936, the Spitfire soon came to symbolise Britains defiance ......

9780062938091

Operation Vengeance

The Astonishing Aerial Ambush That Changed World War II Author: Hampton, Dan Code: 59984 Price: AU $60.00 Format: Hardback / 448 pages Publisher: WILLIAM MORROW Published date: 03/09/2020 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days

"Operation Vengeance is colorful, intimate, eye-popping history, delivered at a breakneck pace. I loved it." -Lynn VincentThe New York Times bestselling author of Viper Pilot delivers an electrifying narrative account of the top-secret U.S. mission to kill Isoroku Yamamoto, the Japanese commander who masterminded Pearl Harbor.

In ......

9780764359699

SB2C Helldiver

Curtiss's Carrier-Based Dive Bomber in World War II Author: Doyle, David Code: 59157 Price: AU $44.99 Format: Hardback / 112 pages Publisher: SCHIFFER PUBLISHING LTD Published date: 02/09/2020 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
While initally labeled as a troublesome aircraft, the Curtiss SB2C Helldiver went on to be noted for striking more Japanese targets than any other US Navy dive bomber. Despite this, the Helldiver was to be the last of a long line of US Navy dive bombers. The development, production, and combat use of the many variations of the Helldiver are ......
9781472840912

P-47D Thunderbolt vs Ki-43-II Oscar

New Guinea 1943-44 Author: Claringsbould, Michael Code: 59327 Price: AU $32.99 Format: Paperback / 80 pages Publisher: OSPREY Published date: 23/08/2020 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days

Although New Guineas Thunderbolt pilots faced several different types of enemy aircraft in capricious tropical conditions, by far their most common adversary was the Nakajima Ki-43-II Hayabusa, codenamed Oscar by the Allies. These two opposing fighters were the products of two radically different design philosophies. The Thunderbolt was heavy, ......

9781472837868

We Killed Yamamoto: The long-range P-38 assassination of the man behind

Pearl Harbor, Bougainville 1943 Author: Sheppard, Si Code: 59976 Price: AU $32.99 Format: Paperback / 80 pages Publisher: OSPREY Published date: 20/08/2020 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days

He masterminded the most devastating surprise attack against the United States in its history. He was a marked man in the war that followed. A key intelligence breakthrough enabled the military to pinpoint his location.

An elite team was assembled and charged not with his capture and subsequent trial but with his execution. Osama ......

9781472840677

F-102 Delta Dagger Units

Author: Davies, Peter E. Code: 58965 Price: AU $32.99 Format: Paperback / 96 pages Publisher: OSPREY Published date: 18/08/2020 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
World War II saw the development of the heavy bomber as a decisive weapon which, in sufficient numbers, could overcome defensive fighters and guns and lay waste to strategic targets. The addition of nuclear weapons to the bomber's armament made it even more formidable, and by the late 1940s, US planners saw the growth of a Soviet nuclear-armed ......
9781781557631

De Havilland and Hatfield 1936-1993

Author: Birtles, Philip Code: 59005 Price: AU $44.99 Format: Paperback / 224 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date: 16/08/2020 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
At Hatfield Aerodrome de Havilland created the WW2 Mosquito, the first multi role combat aircraft. De Havilland companies pioneered turbojet development, leading to the Comet, the world's first commercial jet airliner. De Havilland developed guided missiles and the Blue Streak rocket. The DH 108 was the first aircraft exceed Mach 1 outside the ......
9781612008790

Day Fighter Aces of the Luftwaffe 1943-45

Author: Page, Neil Code: 59212 Price: AU $49.99 Format: Paperback / 128 pages Publisher: CASEMATE BOOKS Published date: 15/08/2020 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
A fully illustrated account of the Day Fighter Aces of the Luftwaffe from 1942 to 1945.
9781911639152

Flying Survivors - WW2 Aircraft in Peacetime

Author: Historian, Aviation Code: 59045 Price: AU $18.66 Format: Paperback / 132 pages Publisher: MORTONS MEDIA GROUP Published date: 15/08/2020 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
History of Flight: Flying Survivors - WW2 Aircraft in Peacetime explores the unusual peacetime roles filled by decommissioned combat aircraft after WW2.
9781526774989

Douglas Bader

A Biography of the Legendary World War II Fighter Pilot Author: Turner, John Frayn Code: 59946 Price: AU $39.99 Format: Paperback / 256 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 10/08/2020 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days

Douglas Bader was a legend in his lifetime and remains one today 100 years after his birth. A charismatic leader and fearless pilot he refused to let his severe disability (loss of both legs in a flying accident) ground him. He fought the authorities as ruthless as he did the enemy and not only managed to return to the front line but became a ......

9781911658085

Secret Projects of the Luftwaffe - Vol 1

Jet Fighters 1939 -1945 Author: Sharp, Dan Code: 57864 Price: AU $81.95 Format: Hardback Publisher: MORTONS MEDIA GROUP Published date: 10/08/2020 Availability: Available, please contact us for availability
"Germany's air ministry was quick to grasp the potential of the jet engine as early as 1938 and by 1939 several German aircraft manufacturers were already working on fighter designs that would utilise this new form of propulsion. Rocket engines too were seen as the way of the future and companies were commissioned to design fighters around them."
9780750993852

The Buried Spitfires of Burma

A 'Fake' History Author: Brockman, Andy Code: 59734 Price: AU $49.99 Format: Hardback / 336 pages Publisher: HISTORY PRESS Published date: 01/08/2020 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days

This is the story of Lincolnshire farmer David Cundalls quixotic quest to unearth dozens of Spitfire fighters he believes were buried at the end of WWII. Armed with a high-tech survey showing mysterious shapes under the sunbaked surface of Yangon Airport, Davids expedition is equipped with state of the art JCB excavators, supported by a crack ......

9780750994798

Cavalry of the Clouds

Air War over Europe 1914-1918 Author: Sweetman, John Code: 59359 Price: AU $39.99 Format: Paperback / 224 pages Publisher: HISTORY PRESS Published date: 01/08/2020 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days

 In 1917, David Lloyd George declared that airmen were the cavalry of the clouds - the knighthood of this war. This romantic image was fostered post-war by writers of adventure stories and the stunts of Hollywood filmmakers, and yet it was far from the harsh reality of life of an airman. From their baptism of fire in 1914 ......

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PZL P.11c

Yellow series Author: Bartlomiej, Belcarz Code: 59762 Price: AU $44.99 Format: Paperback / 152 pages Publisher: MUSHROOM MODEL PUBLISHING Published date: 01/08/2020 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days

This is the story of Polands most famous fighter aircraft. The plane, built at Panstwowe Zaklady Lotnicze (PZL - the Polish State aeronautical factory), represented one of the key stages of transition between the biplane and the monoplane. The first P11 flew in 1931, and the P11c went into service with the new Polish Air Force in 1934.

9788366549074

Scale Plan 65: MiG-21MF

Author: Karnus, Dariusz Code: 59764 Price: AU $44.99 Format: Paperback / 12 pages Publisher: MUSHROOM MODEL PUBLISHING Published date: 01/08/2020 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days

The MiG 21 jet aircraft began life as an official request from the Soviet authorities in 1954 for a light, high-performance (Mach 2 at 20,000 metres) frontline fighter to protect military and production installations from potential raids by American bombers. The MF variant (M = Modernizirovannyy (Modernised), F = Forsirovannyy (Uprated engine)) ......

9781760854294

Australia's Greatest Escapes

Gripping tales of wartime bravery Author: Burgess, Colin Code: 59355 Price: AU $34.99 Format: Paperback / 320 pages Publisher: SIMON & SCHUSTER AUSTRALIA Published date: 10/07/2020 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days

Australias Greatest Escapes is a collection of stories about the most hazardous aspect of the prisoner of war experience - escape. Here is all the adventure, suspense and courage of ordinary Australians who defied their captors; men who tunnelled to freedom, crawled through stinking drains, or clawed a passage beneath barbed wire in a ......

9781760855178

The Diggers of Colditz

The classic Australian POW story Author: Burgess, Colin Code: 59356 Price: AU $22.99 Format: Paperback / 336 pages Publisher: SIMON & SCHUSTER AUSTRALIA Published date: 10/07/2020 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days

Colditz Castle was Nazi Germanys infamous escape-proof wartime prison, where hundreds of the most determined and resourceful Allied prisoners were sent. Despite having more guards than inmates, Australian Lieutenant Jack Champ and other prisoners tirelessly carried out their campaign to escape from the massive floodlit stronghold . . . by any ......

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